Peri-urban areas are the contested regions due to rapid transformation in socio-economic structure and ecosystems. Changes in land use, built environment and livelihood pattern results into a transformed socio-spatial structure of villages located in peri urban areas. The continued degradation of ecosystem due to this rapid transformation is affecting the socio-ecological resilience. Strengthening of resilience to climate change and other environmental challenges in village community located in these areas is needed. The relationship between resilience and the way these transformations are taking place are vital for building resilience.
The focus is to make village community especially the next generation the dynamics of natural systems, agricultural systems and urban systems. PDP will be conducted for school kids and other residents of villages including NGO’s working in villages to know their knowledge about the transformations taking place with respect to: natural resources; changes in built environment and livelihood. The adverse impact of these transformations through the concept of socio-ecological resilience will be explored through field experiences of the community.
- Prof.(Dr) N. Sridharan
- Dr. Rama U Pandey
- Dr. Anand Wadwekar
- Saurabh Tewari